The Boomers may remember a Fleetwood song called “Mr. Blue”. It reached number one in 1959. If they do a remake, President Biden should be asking for royalties because he’s that guy: the blue man without the group. The commander of the blue state. And if he himself doesn’t feel sad, he should be. Because nothing is right for Mr. Blue.
Let’s start with the dog he took to the White House. Almost immediately, the dog began to bite the Secret Service agents. An eviction notice was posted and Major was deported to Delaware.
At the same time, Joe Biden has decided not to enforce immigration law at the border, so millions of people are crossing illegally, most not tested for Covid. What’s a good thing for the country, Mr. Blue? No response came.
Coinciding with the opening of the border came presidential attacks on the oil and gas industry in the name of climate change. Twelve months later, inflation rose 10% as energy prices rose. Did Mr. Blue say last week that he is making progress in solving the problem? But how?
Then came the cut and the flight from Afghanistan. Then another wave of Covid. Then a new electoral bill that discouraged identity cards for voters. But why? We got an answer to this question. IDs are racist.
Then Mr. Blue went up in flames over the two trillion dollar “Build Back Better” deal. Nobody could figure out where all the tax money would actually go. Joe didn’t know this just as he doesn’t know how to contain Omicron. He says again that he is making progress. Maybe inflation will catch Omicron.
I could continue to sing the blues and direct the notes to Mr. Blue who is still waiting for Kamala Harris’ report on the “root causes” of the border jump. Maybe I can help here.
Mr President and Madam Vice President: The main cause of illegal border crossings is that the United States is a better country than Honduras. You can enter the names of other countries around the world to reinforce the point.
So let’s wrap up with a new poll that could make Joe Biden even bluer. A Quinnipiac poll says only a third of the country believes he is doing a good job as president. The rumor is that many of the 33 percent are from Honduras.
As President Blue enters his second year in office, the prospects for his presidency are dubious, to be kind. In about ten months, a red wave could erase the blue power structure in place now. Those midterms are coming fast and make me skeptical of Joe Biden’s future.
This November could very well be black and blue for the big guy.